Washburn hoops swept at Pittsburg State

Courtesy: Washburn Athletics

Women’s Recap:

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Ichabods gave up an 11-0 run early in the second half and never recovered in a 60-40 loss Saturday at second-ranked Pittsburg State.

No. 18 Washburn fell to 12-4 overall and 4-4 in the MIAA. The Bods will play their third of four straight on the road Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Central Oklahoma.

Jayna Smith and Honor Duvall each scored seven points to lead Washburn. Smith also led with eight rebounds and Duvall grabbed seven.

The Ichabods trailed 25-20 at halftime and got within four after a layup from Duvall at 18:33. The Gorillas scored 11 straight points after that to lead 40-25 and hold a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Janelle Travis ended the Gorillas’ run with a 3-pointer, one of two she made. She hit Washburn’s only two 3-pointers as the rest of the squad shot 0 of 14 from long range.

The Ichabods shot 25 percent from the field overall after a 19 percent effort in the second half. The Gorillas shot 36 percent in the game and 81 percent from the free throw line. Washburn was 12 of 19 from the line.

The game started slowly for both teams as Pitt State’s field goal 1:25 in to the game was the only scoring for nearly the entire first five minutes. Washburn trailed 13-6 at the 10:36 mark but six straight points from Ignoto off a pair of and-ones gave the Bods their first lead, 14-13 with 8:30 remaining in the first half. The Bods led by three points twice after that off jumpers from Smith but the Gorillas ended the half on an 8-0 run to lead by five at halftime.

The 40 points scored by Washburn was the fewest since scoring 40 against St. Rose (N.Y.) in 1999-00 and the fewest scored by Washburn in an MIAA game. The Bods joined the league in 1989-90.

Men’s Recap:

PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Washburn Ichabod men’s basketball team had its five-game winning streak snapped after being held to a season-low 40-points in a 82-40 loss to Pittsburg State. Washburn returns to the court on Thursday at Central Oklahoma.

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